Three early career educators from Jeffery Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences – Dr Amutha Ramadas, Dr Devi Mohan and Dr Yatinesh Kumari, have won the third prize at the Early Career Educators’ Forum held on 7th February 2017. The forum was held in conjunction with Transforming Education through Trailblazing Innovations (TETI) 2017, a seminar jointly organized by Campus Education Management and Monash Education Academy of the Office of the Vice Provost (Learning & Teaching).

The event saw academics from various schools in the campus showcasing their innovative ideas on effective teaching and learning. The group’s idea aptly titled “Gamification: a tool for formative assessment in medical education”, proposed the use of Kahoot! quizzes that are designed to enable tutors to conduct their sessions according to students ‘preparedness and to give effective feedback to students along the way. Aiming towards better learning resources, assessing and providing feedback for student improvement, providing better experience of the learning space and improving student participation and interaction experience, the idea was centered on the Better Teaching, Better Learning agenda and Education Strategic Plan.

Successful pitching of this idea saw them walking away with RM 4,000 grant to develop and implement their innovation. Dr Tahir Mehmood and Dr Alice Chuah Lay Hong Khan, both from School of Pharmacy won the first and second prizes, respectively.

The young academics are enthusiastic of their innovative teaching idea, and looking forward to the successful implementation of gamification in medical education this year. 



JCSMS academics Dr Amutha Ramadas, Dr Devi Mohan and Dr Yatinesh Kumari
won the third prize at TETI 2017 for their idea on gamification in medical education.

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